Giant Anthem Advanced

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  • Model2018 Anthem Advanced 1
  • Star Rating (5)
  • RRP $5999
  • Model2018 Anthem Advanced 0
  • Star Rating (5)
  • RRP $7999

Charging past its 10th birthday in 2017, the Giant Anthem comes from a long lineage of cross-country race technology that has seen it perform at the highest levels of mountain bike racing all around the globe. The latest Anthem highlights the Taiwanese company’s constant evolution of their flagship full suspension race bike, turning it into a lighter, faster and more capable XC trailblazer than ever before. Looking for an efficient dual suspension race bike to cover a lot of ground quickly? The Anthem is an ideal option, which gives you more comfort and stability than a hardtail.

Compared to the previous Anthem, the new version is entirely new from the ground-up. Rear suspension travel has been increased to 110mm, and it features a redesigned one-piece forged composite linkage that helps to increase rear-end stiffness, while simultaneously minimising side loading on the rear shock. Matching the increase in rear wheel travel, fork travel now sits at 120mm to help kick back the geometry for better stability when descending. The Anthem 27.5 is of course built around 27.5” diameter wheels, which offer responsive acceleration and plenty of pop and playfulness on the trail. Combined with the Boost hub spacing, thru-axles and redesigned frame, the new Anthem offers more confidence and capability when the trail gets rough.

You can get the Anthem with an alloy or carbon frameset, starting from the base-level Anthem 27.5 3, though each Anthem features the same geometry and suspension design. Dropping weight with its carbon frame, the top-level Anthem Advanced 27.5 0 features a 1x12 drivetrain, carbon wheels and a Giant Contact SL dropper post.

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At a glance

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    Riding typeCross Country

  • Sram_GX.png

    Drive trainSRAM GX

  • 1x11_Mountain.png

    Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

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    Frame buildCarbon Pro

At a glance

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    Riding typeCross Country

  • Sram_X01.png

    Drive trainSRAM X01

  • 1x12_Mountain.png

    Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

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    Frame buildCarbon Pro


  • Frame Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, Advanced Forged composite upper rocker, 110mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork Fox 34 Float Performance Elite, 130mm Travel, FIT4 Damper, Boost 15x110 KaBolt, Tapered

  • Wheels Giant TRX 1 27.5 Carbon WheelSystem [F] Boost 15x110 [R] Boost 12x148, XD Driver Body
  • Tyres [F] Maxxis Forekaster 27.5x2.35, 60 TPI, 3C, EXO, TR, Tubeless, [R] Maxxis Forekaster 27.5x2.20, 60 TPI, 3C, EXO, TR, Tubeless

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 1x12
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crank TruVativ Descendent 6k Eagle, 32t
  • Cassette SRAM GX Eagle, 10-50t
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP PressFit

  • Saddle Giant Contact SL Neutral, SST tubular rails
  • Seatpost Giant Contact S Switch, Dropper post with Remote, 30.9mm
  • Handlebar Giant Contact SL Trail, 31.8mm
  • Stem Giant Contact SL
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide RS [F] 180mm [R] 180mm, Hydraulic Disc
  • Frame Advanced-grade composite w/ALUXX SL rear, Advanced forged composite upper rocker, 110mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air, Boost, Maxle Stealth, OverDrive, 130mm travel

  • Wheels Giant TRX 0 27.5 composite WheelSystem; 35mm wide, tubeless
  • Tyres Maxxis Forekaster; Tubeless, 3C, EXO, 120 TPI, [F] 27.5x2.35 [R] 27.5x2.20

  • Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle, Type 2
  • Crank SRAM X01 Eagle Carbon, 32T
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1295, 10x50, 12-Speed
  • Chain SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, Press fit

  • Saddle Giant Contact SLR Neutral, Composite rails
  • Seatpost Giant Contact S Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
  • Handlebar Giant Contact SLR Trail, Composite, 31.8mm
  • Stem Giant Contact SL
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide RSC, hydraulic disc, 180mm


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